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Burnley St Peter's

C of E Primary School

Down On The Farm 05.05.22

Thursday 5th May 2022

Today we went to Thornton Hall Farm. 


We set off from school, all very excited!

We had a run up the big hill and went to see some red deer, cows, horses and llamas.

We had been so good all morning we got to spend some time on the new soft play. We were very brave whizzing down the big slides!

After lunch, we went to the petting barn and got to feed and stroke baby goats.

Next, we went and fed the baby sheep and cows their milk.

After we had fed all the animals we went and met the pigs, chickens, emus, rabbits and guinea pigs. 

Just time for a quick bounce on the pillows before we headed back to school. 

Some of us were particularly exhausted after such a busy and exciting day!

What we learnt...

  • The names for different baby animals:
    • cow - calf
    • sheep - lamb
    • goat - kid
  • Emus are the second fastest bird, they can run up to 30miles an hour!
  • Llamas can spit.
  • Red deer lose their thick winter coat in spring ready for the warmer summer weather. 
  • Pigs have very sharp teeth so you mustn't put your hand near their mouth or nose.
  • Cow and sheep milk is different, so the lambs and calves need different formula.